About Wonderland Studios:
Wonderland is a two-part business under the same roof! Wonderland Studios is a photography rental studio; Wonderland Corsets makes and supplies corsetry and costumes. Wonderland Corsets has a wide variety of outfits available to rent in and out of the studio for photo shoots, and they also take custom orders for waist trainers, costumes, etc. Please take a peek under the WARDROBE tab for more information.
Wonderland Studios OC aims to be the one stop destination for photographers, models, stylists, and designers alike who seek a unique and affordable location to bring their photographic creativity to life. Why settle for yet another, claustrophobic and sterile white space when you can escape to Wonderland! Conceptualized by renowned corset and costume designer Cheri Wilson Chagollan, Wonderland offers a distinctly different vision of a photography studio from the perspective of female designers. We offer a variety of backdrops and props, from simple to extravagant, paired with a full array of lighting equipment to suit most photographers’ needs. Also available for rent at the studio is our unique and extensive, collection of professional corsetry, wardrobe and accessories from Wonderland Corsets.
Wonderland Studios Orange County 1550 South Sunkist St. Ste. K Anaheim California 92806
Wonderland Studios OC
About the Staff:
Mike Saffels - Owner of Wonderland Studios
The newest addition to the Wonderland family, Mike has been an expert and lover of photography for over five years, having various amount of experience shooting cosplay, fashion, boudoir, and beauty from all over the country. As the head of Wonderland Studios, Saffels makes the Wonderland family complete. With his thoughtful insight and photography experience Mike creates our backbone with his amazing skill set in photography to add amongst the Wonderland team.
Cheri Wilson Chagollan - Owner of Wonderland Corsets
A renowned corsetier and costume designer for ten years, Cheri has become a master at corsetry and design. Chagollan’s foray into costuming began with the decision to try out a sewing course at Saddleback College. While at Saddleback, Chagollan became determined to perfect the very art of corsetry by making costumes for theaters and creating beautiful collections to present at Fashion Week. She has expanded her talents and now owns two businesses under the same roof, Wonderland Studios and Wonderland Corsets. Through hard work and word of mouth, Cheri has become Orange County’s go-to corsetier and costume designer.
A nerdy video game enthusiast, Akemi (pronounced ah-KEH-mee) is representing her love for fantasy and sci-fi alike through modeling and cosplay. She began her modeling career in 2010, which then expanded into cosplay in 2014. After years of modeling corsets and costumes she has now become an aspiring costume designer learning under her inspiration, Cheri Wilson Chagollan from Wonderland Studios/Corsets. For Akemi, every new costume is a learning experience and therefore a pleasure as she plans to create and design what she loves and perfect her craft.
Mr. Mumbles—Studio Cat
As the handsome orange tabby that roams around Wonderland, Mumbles is in charge of greeting our clients, taking naps and being adorable. Though it may be a stressful job, he still maintains a fluffy and friendly atmosphere and is extremely welcoming to all of our guests at the studio. Head scratches are welcomed and encouraged.